Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Scientology and Homosexuality

mikeytriumphs asked:

My question is this: I have been interested in Scientology for several years, but cannot bring myself to visit a Church or start a course. I am gay, and I have heard that Scientology places gay people very low on the tone scale, and says we're (like most churches do) bad or immoral people. I just don't agree with this.

Will Scientology services try and change me? Can I be both gay and a Scientologist? What exactly does the Church say about this issue?

The only policy that the Church applies regarding the area of sexual relationships is called "Second Dynamic Rules" - The Second Dynamic is a term we use to describe the area of life covering sex, family and children.

The policy was written by L. Ron Hubbard and begins with: "It has never been any part of my plans to regulate or attempt to regulate the private lives of individuals."

It's a two page policy so I won't quote the whole thing, but bottom line is that the Church stays out of it, but if an individual has their progress in Scientology impeded because of a husband's, wife's or other's activities in that area then the person affected can ask for a "Chaplain's Court" where a minister arbitrates between the two parties and if it is proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did impede the other person's progress then there are penalties.

The only example of this I know of was where a husband had an affair that so upset his wife that her spiritual counseling was seriously affected and he had to make restitution to her.

I hope that answers you questions.


Sylmar Life Improvement Center said...

From my experience courses and auditing change people and bring them up the tone scale. It is not forced upon us; it just happens. Going up the tone scale has many positive affects on us; the most is we become more able and more self-determined.

lennychka said...

I can support that I'm gay, and I'm a Scientologist. Never in recent years has anyone tried to persuade me from being anything but who I am. My exploration into my spiritual nature has been truly amazing, and I encourage you to walk in and speak to the receptionist. You'll be glad you did.

Grahame said...

Hey lennychka,

Thanks for the comment. I saw your blog - nice. I look forward to seeing more of your story.